|Home Grown Successes|
|“What drives us is the desire to improve and excel, as well as the desire to build things by ourselves”- Check Point Founder, Chairman & CEO, Gil Shwed|
|Keter Group is one of the world's largest manufacturers and marketers of plastic consumer products and a global trendsetter in household, outdoor storage, garden furniture, and in do-it-yourself (DIY) products. |
"Over the past five years, Teva has been transformed from a successful generics business into a major global pharmaceutical company. We have achieved double-digit increases in sales and earnings, and have built, acquired or partnered to create new opportunities to support future sustainable growth," Shlomo Yanai, outgoing CEO, Teva, 2012
“The RAD Group’s decentralized approach maximizes the advantages inherent in smaller business units - such as flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit - while allowing member companies to share mutually beneficial developments and fostering innovations.” - Zohar Zisapel, Founder, Rad Group
|"Iscar is an amazing company run by amazing people. I don't get many opportunities to invest in companies like that." Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, September 2006|
|"We are excited with the progress we have made …especially in recovered energy generation, which has experienced increasing interest as the need for energy efficiency begins to play a greater role in combating global warming." Dita Bronicki, Founder and CEO of Ormat.|
Netafim is a pioneer and world leader in smart irrigation solutions for agriculture. Founded by Simcha Blass and Kibbutz Hatzerim in 1965, it has since become a global enterprise controlling over one third of the global micro-irrigation market. Netafim has expanded its basket of products to other areas of agriculture, public landscaping and private gardens.
"With a world-leading development and production facility, Kamada’s vision of developing life-saving biopharmaceuticals is rapidly becoming a reality," Ralph Hahn, co-founder of Kamada
"This simple outpatient focused ultrasound procedure will be replacing surgery as we know it . . . MR guided focused ultrasound is a tremendous leap forward in the treatment of uterine fibroids." Prof. Wladislaw Gedroyc, Consulting Radiologist, St. Mary's Hospital, London, UK
"Given Imaging is proud of its role as a leader in developing innovative products for GI diagnostics." Homi Shamir, CEO, Given Imaging
|ZAG –Stanley Israel is a worldwide innovative leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high quality consumer and professional tool storage products in plastic, metal, and fabric for the DIY market and professional channels around the world. |
|" The Israeli unit is an inseparable part of the company and enables us to provide the technological advantage that differentiates us from our competitors and enables us to expand our market share" Michael R. Splinter, President and CEO of Applied Materials |
"At the global level, Israel has a respected place, and the development center here is one of Motorola's largest in the world. We do a lot of innovative work here…"
Shimon Dick, Motorola Solutions Israel CEO, 2012
"Who could have dreamed that Kiryat Gat would become one of the highest points of science in the world, the Everest of science? This enterprise has existed for 28 years, and has given Israel the push to reach the heights of science. This fab has turned Israel into the land of milk and honey and chips."
Israeli President Shimon Peres, 2012
“I understand the optimism people have here. It’s very much an energetic, can-do society."
Beth Comstock, Senior VP and chief marketing officer, GE, 2012
"Israeli companies are very successful, backed by years of experience, development and production of field equipment for the creation of solar energy," - Peter Loescher, president and chief executive of Siemens.
|“HP is committed and will continue investing... in the future”- Bernard Meric, Vice President and Managing Director, HP Europe
|"Israel is the most exciting place I know. It’s great to come here and see the dynamic generation of ideas, the motivation to be first and the professional daring of Israeli start-ups." Buell Duncan, General Manager, ISV & Developer Relations, IBM, in an interview to InformationWeek-Israel |
|"Our Tel Aviv facility is particularly important because the mainframe talent and technology that we have there is not easily found around the world… We have had tremendous success here and (with) the products they produce and the great technology environment that exists in Israel," Jim Grant, vice president of BMC Software service management business unit |
"It [SAP R&D center] has turned into a sort of front line where new ideas are tested out and turned into technology, and it is succeeding well,” Jim Hagemann Snabe, CEO, SAP
|““There are a lot of opportunities here. It’s the second country, after the US, in terms of start-ups and entrepreneurship… I don’t think that there is a better time to invest here, in partnerships, venture capital and help our partners expand.”, John Chambers, CEO Cisco|
There is such a wide scope of exciting things going on here. Israel is a start-up center, and there is always something to challenge us here, or one that we can acquire.”
Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft